My mother is real hero in family: Deepika Padukone

She is the daughter of former badminton ace Prakash Padukone and has a sister who is a golf player, but it’s her mother that she looks up to the most. “We all inspire each other in different ways, but it’s my mother who inspires me the most. She is the backbone of our family. My father is a celebrity and my sister started her golf career, but my mother was never in the spotlight.

“She is happy taking a backseat. My mother is the real hero in my family,” Deepika told reporters after being felicitated with Woman of the Year award at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards on Sunday.

The actor, who has given hits like Happy New Year and Cocktail, says she has experienced different phases in her career. She said: “Om Shanti Om wasn’t quintessential debut film. I played <g data-gr-id="25">double</g> role in the film. One was classic and the other one contemporary. I like to do <g data-gr-id="23">films</g> with challenging roles”.
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